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Transfusion turns fatal for foetus
Unborn child of Suman, who was administered wrong blood at GMSH-16, dies at PGI
Chandigarh, December 18
The unborn child of a pregnant woman, who had erroneously been administered the wrong blood group at the UT administration-run Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16, died late on Thursday night, hours after she was rushed in a critical condition to the PGI.

Only 14 gynaecologists for 3-lakh women
Chandigarh, December 18
Although this is the second incident in a span of five months wherein a mother has lost her baby due to shortcomings in the gynaecology ward of the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, authorities seem to have made little progress in improving things.


Jingle all the way

People throng markets ahead of Christmas in Chandigarh on Saturday.
People throng markets ahead of Christmas in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Long-drawn battle finally over
Chandigarh, December 18
After a long-drawn battle in a court to get her arrears from the UT Education Department, 72-year-old Pushpa Chandna finally received an interest amount of ` 15,000 today at the lok adalat. While she served as a government teacher for 40 years, her entire retirement period so far has been spent fight for her dues.

At 5.1°C, city hits new low
Chandigarh, December 18
Temperatures in the city touched a new low, with the minimum recorded at 5.1°C, compared to 5.7°C recorded earlier this month. The maximum fell by 2 degrees to 20°C, compared to 22°C recorded yesterday.


Tackling dropout rate biggest challenge: Sibal
Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, December 18
“The new education system shall change the very aim of education in the country. We don’t look forward to create a crowd of literates, but get a brigade of super-specialised human resource,” HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said here today.

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Students bring them their real award
Chandigarh, December 18
“No matter what we do, we can never repay the deeds of a teacher. What ever little a nation does for them is just a gesture of gratitude.” These words of India’s first President Dr Rajendra Prasad best described the effort of the Jan Seva Trust.

MC, GMADA to remove encroachments
Mohali, December 18
Joint action by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the municipal council has been proposed to remove encroachments that have come up on the backside of showrooms and booths in various markets of the town.

IB team grills Manjit
Panchkula, December 18
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) team from New Delhi grilled Manjit Singh Rattu, who lives under different names and is allegedly responsible for bomb blasts in Pakistan, here today. The allegation was made by family members of Sarabjit Singh, who is on death row in Pakistan in a case pertaining to bomb blasts in Lahore.

Dhakoli nullah remains polluted
Zirakpur, December 18
Tall claims of the Zirakpur Municipal Council notwithstanding, the seasonal nullah near Dasmesh Enclave at Dhakoli village continues to be polluted and choked with garbage and other waste material.

Pvt buses running under PRTC name challaned
Chandigarh, December 18
CTU employees with a private bus running under the name of PRTC at the ISBT,Sector 43, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Officials of the State Transport Authority (STA) today challaned two private buses being run as PRTC buses.The STA challaned the private buses at the Sector 43 ISBT after it found that the buses were running on the kilometre scheme and were not allowed entry to the ISBT.

CTU employees with a private bus running under the name of PRTC at the ISBT,Sector 43, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Posing as security guard, trickster flees with car
Chandigarh, December 18
A street-smart shark took away the Punto car belonging to an engineer near the entry gate of Hind Motors in Industrial Area today.The suspect, who posed himself as a security guard, requested for the keys of the car to park the vehicle and fled with the car.

CHB Functioning
Just don’t react, act: Jain to Bansal
Chandigarh, December 17
Former MP and national in charge of the legal and legislative cell of the BJP Satya Pal Jain has asked Minister for Union Urban Development and Union Parliamentary Affairs to “act” and not just “react” on the working and the shortcomings in the working of the Chandigarh Housing Board and the UT administration.

Housing scheme
UT employees to submit memo to Patil
Chandigarh, December 18
Employees of the UT administration, who could not apply for the allotment of houses under the UT Employees Special Housing Scheme, 2008, floated by the CHB, have demanded that they be given an equal opportunity to have a house under the said scheme.

Camp for measles tomorrow
Zirakpur, December 18
A special vaccination camp for measles will be organised by district health authorities at Pabhat village on December 20. Dera Bassi SMO Meena Kumari said, on the directions of the state government, the camp would be organised at a dispensary in Pabhat village for children.


Conference at Vivek High School
Intellectual deliberations dominate Day 2
Chandigarh, December 18
The second day of Vivek High School Model United Nations saw intellectual deliberations.The Security Council debated on “Conflict in the Middle East”. They encountered a crisis when the USA sent a submarine to defend Israel and China and sent a vessel to help Iran. This could result in an all-out war and delegates were asked to find a solution.

Paper presentation sums up conference
Chandigarh, December 18
The XIII international conference on “The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere” organised by the Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, in collaboration with the department of English and cultural studies, Panjab University, concluded today.

Science Exhibition
DC Model claims top slot
Panchkula, December 18
DC Model School, Panchkula, has bagged the first prize for its presentation “Green Energy-Healing the Earth with Bamboo” during “Buoyancy 2010-An Inter-School Science Project and Galaxy Science Exhibition” organised at Holy Child School here today.

Alumni meet
Chandigarh, December 18
More than 400 alumni of Punjab Engineering College attended the alumni meet organised by the Punjab Engineering College Old Students’ Association (PECOSA) in association with the PEC University of Technology here today.

Placement drive
Mohali : Gurukul Vidyapeeth organised “Aspirations- 2011”, a mega joint placement drive for management and engineering students of the region, on its Mohali campus. Seventeen corporate houses and more than 1,200 students from various management colleges of Punjab, Haryana, J&K and HP took part in the drive.


Mughal tradition comes alive
Kalka, December 18
On the second day of the Heritage Festival at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, thousands of visitors and tourists enjoyed the festival.Performances like puppet show, Rajasthani kachi ghori, traditional Haryanavi orchestra, Haryanavi folk dances were the main attractions.

BJP burns Rahul’s effigy
Ambala, December, 18
BJP Ambala unit burnt the effigy of Rahul Gandhi at Ambala city today to protest against his statement disclosed by Wikileaks in which he said the radical Hindu groups could pose a bigger threat to the country than militant groups.

Protest against corruption
Patiala, December 18
Representatives of the Joint Panel of Citizens and Soldiers protested at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial here this morning.The joint panel pledged to take forward the “Flame of Hope” kindled by the Supreme Court to check corruption in governance.

Sports day at Police DAV
Ambala, December 18
Police DAV Public School organised its annual sports day on Saturday. Ambala SP Shashank Anand was the chief guest on the occasion.


4 booked in forgery case
Zirakpur, December 18
The police today booked four persons in a forgery case on the complaint of Harpal Singh Sodhi, a resident of Kalgidhar Enclave, Baltana.The accused have been identified as Balbir Singh, Jasmeet Singh, both residents of Sector 16, Panchkula, Devta Din Yadav, a resident of Colony no. 4, Chandigarh, and Bal Chand, a resident of Indira Colony.

Two duped of Rs 14.5 lakh
Mohali: Two persons were allegedly cheated of ` 14.50 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Chain snatched in Sector 46
Chandigarh, December 18
Two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain from a Patiala resident in the Sector 46 residential area here today.The victim, Jaspal Kaur, had come to the city from Patiala to meet her relative and was buying peanuts from a rehri when two youths intercepted her near House Number 3215 in Sector 46. The suspects were wearing helmets and she failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle.


Striker Club begin campaign with win
Chandigarh, December 18
Striker Club began its campaign on a winning note by thrashing Government College for Girls Club, Sector 11, 11-1 in the 25th Senior Chandigarh State Softball Championship 2010-11.

Jagdeep continues to lead in NRI Golf Tour
Chandigarh, December 18
Striker Club began its campaign on a winning note by thrashing Government College for Girls Club, Sector 11, 11-1 in the 25th Senior Chandigarh State Softball Championship 2010-11.

Darryl takes South Africa home
Chandigarh, December 18
Darryl (80 off 46) helped South Africa register a 10-run win over BTS Cricket Academy, Sector 48, in the South Africa Series (U-17) here today.South Africa piled up 251 for 8 in 30 overs. Darryl hit valuable 80 runs. He was ably supported by Kevin, who made 57 runs off 52 balls.

CCA-19 beat Millennium
Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Mukul Mudgal plays a shot to inaugurate the Haier Cup Cricket Tournament at Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, December 18
Chandigarh Cricket Academy (CCA), Sector 19, beat Millennium Cricket Academy, Mohali, by 86 runs in a Pool A match of the Haier Cup Cricket Tournament, being organised by Chandigarh Cricket Academy at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Mukul Mudgal plays a shot to inaugurate the Haier Cup Cricket Tournament at Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Hard-fought win for GMSSS-20
Chandigarh, December 18
Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 20, and Khalsa College, Sector 26, won their respective matches in the women section on the opening day of the 7th Challanger Kho-Kho Championship at MDAV School, Sector 22, here today.

Manveer, Ashav in quarterfinals
Mohali, December 18
Manveer and Ashav Kumar moved into the quarterfinals of The British Total Tennis Championship for juniors being played at The British Total Tennis Academy, Sector 70, here today.


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